Militarism When a nation’s armed forces come to dominate a country’s national policy. It is also a glorification of the military and war itself.
Alliance Signed treaties in which each nation involved pledges to defend the other if attacked by an aggressor. Basically, countries agreed to help each other.
Imperialism Domination by one country over the political, economic or cultural life of another country or region. European nations had a large portion of the world under their control. Think colonies!
Nationalism *Pride and patriotism in one’s nation. *In terms of WWI, nationalism became aggressive and subsequently a major cause of international tension.
The Powder Keg On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip a Serbian, assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austria Hungarian Throne Tensions were high in Bosnia because it was part of Austria-Hungary, but Serbia was making claim to the area
Think about this question How was this one event so important to the beginning of World War I?